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Archives 2004(10th)

Date : Mar 5 (Fri), Mar 6 (Sat), Mar 7 (Sun)
Sub Theme : Where Culture Comes Alive

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Participating Performers

Akita-shi Kanto-Kai, Yokoso! Japan Tohoku, Aizubange-machi Otawarashiki, Kanto Tobishoku Rengokai, Kanto Rengo Wakatobikai, Quilt Bunka-Koryudan, Oedo Tama Sudare Tai, Yamanashi-Ken Taiko Renmei, Wakaogi Kai, Gumma Kyudo Federation, and more.


The 10th Annual Honolulu Festival Album



Educational Program

Educational School Tour


On Friday, March 5th, the Educational School Tour was held for the local students at the Hawaii Convention Center, where they can observe behind-the-scenes of the Honolulu Festival. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to thoroughly enjoy many festive exhibits and exchange with the performers. One of the highlights of the 10th Annual Honolulu Festival was the 150 Anniversary of U.S.-Japan Relations. In the beginning, Commodore Matthew C. Perry  arrived in Japan with his Black Ships in 1853. He signed the Treaty of Peace and Amity between Japan in 1854 which had established the relationship with the U.S. In addition, the 10th Annual Honolulu Festival featured the exhibit of “Commodore  Matthew C. Perry and the Black Ships”. In addition, Jeff Chang who is a famous local potter created a time capsule which was made out of ceramic to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Honolulu Festival. During the Educational School Tour, the students left their messages inside a time capsule which is scheduled to be revealed again in 2024. The theme of this project is “Sharing Our Customs and Traditions”. The students wrote and sketched their favorite customs and traditions.

Educational Program

Maui Mikoshi Design Contest


The Maui Mikoshi Design Contest is one of the highlighted events at the 10th Annual Honolulu Festival. This year, Kamehameha Schools Maui won the contest, which the representatives will be coming to Honolulu and parade with their Maui Mikoshi during the Grand Parade. In addition, the Maui Mikoshi will be exhibited in the lobby of Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa during the festive week. Photos: February 23, 2004                 Photos: February 29, 2004                  Photos: March 2, 2004                   Photos: March 4, 2004         Photos: March 6, 2004, Award Ceremony              Photos: March 7, 2004, Grand Parade                         

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